Happy Autumn from all of us at Trixie Films!
We've been working on "How to Lose Your Virginity" all summer and have hit a few exciting milestones we wanted to share with you:
• We screened a work-in-progress* cut of the film at CatalystCon in Long Beach (CA) to a room full of sex educators, media makers and others. The response was...A-MA-ZING! It was so thrilling to see it on a big screen and hear audiences reacting to the funny, sweet–and sometimes totally appalling moments that make up this film.
• Composer Stephen Cavit is creating an incredible score that can only be described as 'dissonant fairy princess' (trust us, it's perfect!)
• Our first round of motion graphics is done, thanks to the very talented Yasmin Mistry. There's a teeny sneak preview attached below (featuring Scarleteen's Heather Corinna), so let us know what you think!
• We just sent out our very first film festival submission–to Sundance, no less–with more submissions to go out in the next month. We'll keep you posted on how it all goes, and it wouldn't hurt if you lit a candle or equivalent. (thanks)
We really appreciate all your support!
Therese, Lisa and the rest of Team Trixie Films
*Work-in-progress in our case means that it feels more or less like a finished film, except we don't have our final music and animations in place, the color isn't perfect yet, we haven't mixed the audio to make it sound beautifully balanced, and we haven't licensed the outside music, images and video we'd like to use. Yup, it's a long road, but we're getting there!
Video: A little snippet of our cool motion graphics
Photo: After-screening celebratory cocktails with some of the film's LA-based crew: Cinematographer Ruben O'Malley and Production Assistant (and BFF) Jamie Waese. Please note Therese is decked out in her V-Card and cherry pendant.